UK Power Networks/Motor Fuel Group tie-up speeds up forecourt electric charging

As part of its Green Recovery programme, UK Power Networks has partnered with Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s largest independent forecourt operator, to speed up the provision of public Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints. MFG has 900 sites and has recently added eight new ultra-fast 150kW chargepoints at its Catford site in South East London.

The partnership is supporting the pace of EV uptake, with more than 3 million EVs forecast to be on the road across London, the East and South East by 2030. An additional aim is improvements in air quality.

Adam Lakey, stakeholder engagement manager at UK Power Networks: “We want to help enable the UK’s transition to Net Zero by reducing the cost of connecting EV chargers for our customers through our Green Recovery scheme. People need to be able to choose to use new technologies as we all strive to address climate change, This project needed us to install new infrastructure to enable the new equipment to connect to our electricity network, which will help create a low-carbon economy for the future of Catford and beyond.”

The Green Recovery programme run by UK Power Networks, the UK’s biggest electricity distributor, aims to deliver £66 million investment over 86 sites, fast-tracking low-carbon energy projects that will help to achieve the Government’s Ten Point Plan towards Net Zero by 2050. MFG’s Catford site this is just one of several to benefit.

Ed Chadwick Till, EV Director at MFG: “Our EV hub in Catford provides eight 150kW chargers. Whilst getting EV drivers back on the road quickly, it will be crucial in giving motorists the confidence to switch to zero-carbon fuels. Thanks to UK Power Networks’ great work and the Green Recovery programme, MFG is able to build hubs like this quickly and ahead of the curve.”